I have the ability to create multiple boot environments in my system. Currently I have one KUBUNTU (KDE Plasma 16.10+ close to bleeding edge) installation where I spend most of my time. I have a windows 10 that I use for programs only available on windows. I have a second KUBUNTU 16.10 right from the distribution upgrade. I have WINE installed to emulate windows on my main KUbuntu system.
After spending some time reading code and documentation to decide how to best help make a contribution to testing, I decided I need to check out a copy (using the bitbucket valentina feature branch) and teach myself how to build the valentina program so that I will not have to ask stupid questions.
I was an expert coder but I am the first to admit that I have only lurked in open source projects and never coded there. Also the last time I wrote or compiled code it was prior to 2005. but I digress.
The reason for this post is that I got as far as needing to execute
hg pull && hg update feature
and I realized I needed to install the mercurial package. Watching this process made me stop to think whether or not I should create a “clean” bootable environment to tinker and build and keep any test suite development effort separate. @slpencer do you have an opinion?